Proposed taxi fare increases to go to Councillor votes

Thursday, 3 May, 2018

Plans to increase taxi fares in Tendring will be decided upon by councillors.

Members of Tendring District Council’s Licensing Committee agreed in principle fare rises last month, after a request from the Tendring District Taxi Association.

Councillors agreed to bring the proposals into effect if no objections were received during a 14-day consultation period.

But as objections have been made to Tendring District Council (TDC), the proposals will now go back to the Licensing Committee to be voted upon.

The committee is next due to meet on July 18 at the Weeley Council Chamber, and the matter will be on the agenda.

Cab fares in the District have remained unchanged since July 2012, despite RPI inflation rising by 13.7%.

Under the proposals, one mile will rise by 20p to £4.60 (up 4.5%), two miles will rise by 45p to £6.40 (up 4.5%) and three miles will go up 50p to £8.20 (6.5% increase). Each subsequent 200 yards (183 metres) will cost 20p instead of 19p, while a waiting time of 60 seconds will cost 20p instead of 18p.

The suggested tariffs keep taxi prices lower than those in Colchester.

Last updated on: 03/05/2018 - 10:39